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LAPD sergeant defends role in handcuffing 'Django Unchained' actress
LAPD sergeant defends role in handcuffing 'Django Unchained' actress

A Los Angeles police sergeant Monday defended his role in handcuffing and detaining an actress who alleged she was mistreated because of her race, saying he responded to a routine call that escalated when the woman refused to identify herself. The LAPD has been criticized for Thursday's detention of "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, celebrity chef Brian James Lucas, in Studio City. Lucas wrote on Facebook that the police had acted as though the couple had been engaged in prostitution because Lucas is white and Watts is black. But LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker, who responded to the call, said the thought "never crossed his mind." In an interview...

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